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Wajda’s electrifying Katyn highlights festival

MOMA and Anthology Film Archives play host to the fourth annual New York Polish Film Festival, the only annual festival in the city that honors the country’s cinematic arts—new features, classics, shorts, docs, and animation. Among the several movies playing today, be sure to check out the special screening of Andrzej Wajda’s Katyn (2007), about the notorious 1940 slaughter of more than 20,000 Polish POWs by Soviet soldiers. The story of the murdered Polish officers—and of the women and children back home who awaited their return, unaware of their fate—was one of this year’s Oscar contenders for Best Foreign Film.
Sun., May 11, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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